Where sports and science meets
medicine and movement

Get the edge up on recovery and injury prevention, with innovative
technology and 1:1 treatment plans designed for your body and activity.

MOTUS Client
Carmelo Anthony
NBA

We believe full recovery is possible when
you treat the person, not the problem.

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Assess

We treat the root cause of your
problem, not just the site of pain.

Align

Align

Together, we design a plan that's
aligned to your body and activities.

Advance

Advance

You get a long-term partner to advance
your fitness and performance goals.

MOTUS Client
Klay Thompson
NBA

Motus

We aren't just physical therapists.
We're also athletes and movement specialists.

We believe movement is medicine. From goat yoga to Ironman competitions, it’s a critical part of how we shake off stress, build community, and connect with a bigger vision for ourselves.

So, you don’t have to be a professional athlete to feel like there’s a lot at stake when you’ve been sidelined by injury, trauma, or surgery.

The problem is, most active people struggle to pinpoint the root cause of their problem. Too often, this causes them to give up activities they love, or assume they’ll just never get back to pre-injury activity levels.

We’re on a mission to change that.

MOTUS’ 4P Joint by Joint Approach to healing identifies the source of your pain, then rebuilds strength and restores mobility with an innovative combination of cutting-edge technology, functional therapy, and neuromuscular training. Our job is to help you unlock the maximum potential from your body, so you can perform at your highest capacity on the field, in your job, or with your friends–without worrying about re-injury.
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I don't know where to begin! The MOTUS team began treating my 8th grade daughter in fall '16 for chronic heel pain that we had attributed to Sever's Disease. It was keeping her from playing soccer and running track and XC. She was miserable and I felt lost about how to help her. Long story short, the MOTUS staff analyzed her gait and muscle strengths and weaknesses and found that her pain was originating from the hip and knee. They are incredibly kind, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and they really look at the whole person. Thanks to their strength training plan and care, she is now pain free and doing so well in all of her sports. Not only does she feel so great after leaving (and extremely exhausted) every time, but she always feels mentally better after working at MOTUS. I can't say enough positive things!
Cherie
Cherie S.
Athlete Mom

MOTUS Client
Janelly Farias
Professional Soccer

You don't have to be a Pro to feel like there's a lot at stake
when you've been sidelined by injury, trauma, or surgery.

Our team is here to make sure you feel 110%, so you can really give 110%–without
wondering if you’re pushing too hard, or worrying you’ll end up with an injury.

DREW MORCOS
PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, DNSP, ATC, CSCS, FAAOMPT

With years of experience treating professional athletes in the NFL, NBA and World’s Strongest Man, Drew founded MOTUS to bring his innovative approach to clinical rehabilitation to all active people. Drew was formally the Physical Therapist of the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2022-2023 NBA Season, helping lead the team the NBA Western Conference Finals.

Drew is the founder of MOTUS, a functional movement approach to clinical rehabilitation for professional athletes to youth athletes to weekend warriors and everyone in between. Prior to opening his own practice, he was the Director of Rehabilitation at the University of Southern California-Athletic Medicine Department for 5 years. He continues to serve as an Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy for the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC.

Drew earned a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from USC followed by completion of a residency in Orthopaedics and a fellowship in Sports Physical Therapy through Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles.

Drew possesses a very unique combination of experience from both hands-on and instructor roles. He is a sought-after athletic trainer and physical therapist in the NFL, NBA, Division 1 Athletics, USA Indoor Volleyball, USA/AVP Beach Volleyball and the World’s Strongest Man Competition.

Drew serves on the board of context experts to design item questions for the Sports Clinical Specialist exam. He is also a clinical instructor for the Kaiser Permanente Sports Fellowship program and Azusa Pacific University Physical Therapy Department. Lastly, he was the primary Clinical Instructor for the USC Division 1 Sports Fellowship program, one of only three programs in the nation.

KELLEN MATSUNO
PT, DPT, OCS

Kellen is currently an APTA board certified Orthopedics Clinical Specialist (OCS), NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and currently assists in clinical education curriculum in the USC Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

Kellen received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2018 and his Bachelors of Science in Health Science with a minor in Psychology from Chapman University in 2013. Following graduation from USC’s Physical Therapy program, Kellen went on to complete a yearlong residency through USC with a specialization in orthopedics. He has experience working with a variety of patients ranging from geriatrics and pediatrics to elite collegiate and professional athletes.

HANNAH WALLIS
PT, DPT, OCS

Hannah is currently an APTA board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), a Certified Pilates Instructor, and a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms). Her athletic background led her to appreciate movement and a career in physical therapy.

Hannah received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2016, where she graduated top of her class and was awarded the Order of the Golden Cane and Academic Honors. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Psychology and a focus in Neuroscience from Providence College in 2012. She has experience working with youth to professional athletes, sedentary to recreationally active adults, pre- and postpartum mothers, post-surgical patients, and neurological patients. She believes in a holistic approach – integrating manual therapy, functional movement training, science based exercise, and healthy mindset education to guide her patients back to their goals and activities confidently.

Tara O'Brien
PT, DPT, OCS

Tara received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2016 and her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology from USC in 2013. Tara is currently an APTA board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms), and Functional Range Assessment Specialist (FRAs). 

Her background in athletics and biomechanics helps her analyze your body’s posture, breathing patterns, and movement strategies to create a highly individualized program specifically designed to help you achieve your goals.

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Christy Thompson
PT, DPT, SCS, OCS

Christy received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Southern California (USC) in 2014. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and minor in Psychology in 2011 from Texas Christian University (TCU) where she was a four-year letterman in indoor volleyball at TCU where she was an All-American.

Christy then completed the Texas Health Resources Sports Medicine Sports Residency. Since her residency she has been active in the profession publishing a research paper in Physical Therapy in Sport, speaking at national conferences in 2020- Combined Sections Meeting. She is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports (SCS) and Orthopedics Physical Therapy (OCS) with experience working with athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, Division 1 Athletics, USA Indoor Volleyball, FIVB/USA/AVP Beach Volleyball, and professional surfers.

Milena Popovic
PT, DPT

Milena received her Bachelors of Science in Health Science in 2015 from Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC) where she competed on the NCAA Division I Indoor and Beach Volleyball Teams. 

She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from West Coast University (WCU) in 2019. Milena is currently certified in Myofascial Decompression Techniques and Blood Flow Restriction Therapy. She uses such tools and others while treating a variety of different patients in athletic, geriatric and pediatric populations.

EMILY COLEMAN
PT, DPT, OCS

Emily received her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology in 2017 from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). During her time at UCSB, she worked closely with various club sports, interning in the club sport Athletic Training room all four years. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2021 and continued at USC following her graduation to complete a yearlong residency specializing in orthopedics (OCS). Emily is also a fitness instructor with experience teaching group fitness classes to all ages and levels.

CALYN CARLTON
PT, DPT, PCES

Calyn received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in 2017 and her Bachelors of Health and Human Performance with minors in Exercise Science and Leadership at Austin Peay State University where she competed as a NCAA Division 1 volleyball and track athlete. She is certified as a Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (PCES) and has a history of working with a variety of populations, including pediatrics and professional athletes. She has taken courses in DNS and Movement Links with the prestigious Clare Frank. Calyn is passionate about helping people optimize their functioning and live at its fullest potential.

JENNIE DEIGNAN
PT, DPT

Jennie received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2023. She graduated with a degree in Applied Physiology and Sport Management from Southern Methodist University in 2013. From there, Jennie spent four years in the Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer Officer. Jennie aims to blend her knowledge of functional movement with her experiences as a collegiate and tactical athlete, strength and conditioning coach, and a CrossFit coach to meet individuals where they are and encourage them on their way to their goals. 
 

Tanner LaFollette
PT, DPT

Tanner received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2019 from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. During his time as an undergraduate, he completed a semester-long strength and conditioning internship focused on preparing collegiate athletes for the NFL Combine and assisting professional football players through an off-season training program. He then received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in 2022 where he spent time working with the Division I football and baseball teams to treat and screen a variety of athletes as they prepared for their upcoming seasons. Tanner then completed a yearlong residency at the University of Southern California specializing in orthopedics with the anticipation of becoming an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in spring of 2024. He has experience working with a wide range of patient populations, ages, and conditions which allows him to develop a comprehensive and individualized plan of care to optimize movement and help people achieve their goals.

SALLY MORCOS
PT, DPT, PCS

 Sally has extensive experience in the management of the pediatric patient with neurologic, orthopedic, and muscular dysfunctions. Over the years she has developed expertise in the treatment of high risk infants, torticollis and developmental delay.

Sally Morcos received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2006. She is a board certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist (PCS) since 2011 and has practiced pediatric physical therapy at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for over 10 years. Sally has extensive experience in the management of the pediatric patient with neurologic, orthopedic, and muscular dysfunctions. Over the years she has developed expertise in the treatment of high risk infants, torticollis and developmental delay. She has administered developmental assessments for high risk infants and serves as Adjunct Faculty at the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Program for pediatric courses. Sally is one of the co-founders and past president of Red Star Riders, a non-profit organization that provides adaptive tricycles to children with special needs and physical disabilities. The experience she has gained allows her to bring the knowledge and highly skilled treatment approach expected of Children’s Hospital into the MOTUS approach. She now heads the pediatric division of MOTUS.

KIM SHEBEL
Administrative Assistant

Kim is a NASM certified personal trainer and Spartan SGX Coach but also experienced with over 10+ years of administrative work in the field of rehabilitative therapy. She assists with all the administrative work for the MOTUS team. She is the rock behind MOTUS’ success. When she is not training or working with the MOTUS team, she keeps busy with her husband and her two Great Danes.

Physical Therapists to the Pros, Stars, and Skeptics

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Get an edge on injury prevention, relieve joint and muscle pain, and return to activities you love with confidence.

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Stop wondering if you'll ever
get back to being you.

Best in the business! I am not even sure how to truly express my appreciation for the MOTUS team. After 9 years of debilitating right knee pain and 4 surgeries (the last one leaving my foot paralyzed) MOTUS finally has me moving pain free again. Not only did he rehabilitate my nerve, getting my leg back to normal, but they have me doing physical exercises I once thought I would never be able to do again. If you are looking to recover from surgery, fix an ongoing ailment or train at a high level in the OC area, no need to look any further. Just do yourself a favor and call them today.
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